Thursday, December 29, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia 38 - Christmas with Enzo - Northwest Pearl

I'm so glad that my homie Enzo wanted to spend Xmas Eve together hanging out together and sharing his newest, best products. This is the second visit, and this time he came with a bag of tricks.

He is a serious wizard of hash. His bubble hash methods are awesome, and he also spreads the knowledge he's acquired from others. The rosin he turns out is the highest, most extreme, top level of the i502 Washington cannabis market. You'll hear me say it and I mean it - Northwest Pearl sets the bar on solventless quality and Enzo owns that hash rosin color game.

Honestly, this was an incredible and long sesh, and one of the most real ones we've had. Thanks so much Enzo, thanks to the whole Northwest Pearl team - the real magic behind it all. Merry Christmas and Thanks.



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 37 - Gravity Thieves

The first time the Gravity Thieves came to hang out,  the Gravity Thief himself - Andrew - had to unexpectedly solve a crisis so James and Bill came by without the boss. We had a great time, enjoyed exceptional product - including the Hellfire recently reviewed. As it turns out, the audio got critically corrupted and I was unable to recover it. So, we had a revisit and it was exceptional. Shout out to the unnamed guest, you held it down! Way to represent and be supportive.


These guys know how to party. They're committed and passionate about what they do, and mostly, they just want to have a good time working with each other doing something they love, and cannabis is the thing for them!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 36 - Bodhi High

The first time I encountered this brand, I was at the Freedom Market. My bro Shane, who was on the HempFest podcast, was like, "Yo, Ent have you had this?!" and showed me product. I had to try it! That was some Strawberry Casper OG and from there I was in love.

The concentrates are consistently outstanding. Some top notch quality, and a huge variety of textures, finish. color, even packaging is great and leading edge. I invited Sam, the owner, to come down for the Marijuana Encyclopedia. He was visiting quite a few stores already, and came by me right after hitting the Freedom Market in Kelso, one of my favorite shops!



This new company is doing phenomenal work and putting incredible product out, with an overarching goal of doing good for the environment while providing the best, most beneficial cannabis in the current framework.



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Monday, November 14, 2016

Late Night Dabs: PDX with Mat Lee and Bobzookatruth

We shot this right after the Portland Cannabis Science Conference, which was put on by jCanna - an amazing brand run by an incredible individual doing a serious amount of good in the cannabis community.



Follow @bobzookatruth and @thejamhole and check out hotbox.earth

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cannaversary at Northwest Cannabis Club - Portland, OR

My new friend @theJamHole Mat Lee, who visited for the most intense Marijuana Encyclopedia ever stopped by to twist my arm to visit Portland with him. This was the best cajoling I've ever given in to! I met so many amazing individuals, had such a great time, and found my new home away from home - the @nwcannabisclubs

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Cannaversary at Terpene Station - Portland, OR

I was lucky enough to show up to Terpene Station on their Cannaversary! Follow them on Instagram @terps.portland and you can often see them at the #MondayNightSesh and other days at the Northwest Cannabis Club.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 33 - DAZ DILLINGER and DPG Budz

When DPG Budz got ahold of me to come party and hang out with #DAZDILLY I was incredibly stoked! I grew up listening to Dre, Snoop, Tha Dogg Pound Gang, Daz is a legend in the music industry who has written and produced a ton of albums. He's hard working, prolific, an historical figure, and a badass cannabis advocate for a long time! Turns out he's a fan of my #nugporn #dabporn and #reviews! Hell yeah!


You saw our #Meteorite #3MinuteReview and you know how awesome that was! Here we are smoking some more with Daz, filled up the social media with some good times, and sharing what Daz has to say about how creating unique cannabis products with a team like the one SPR has is very much like creating music in the studio.

Super dope to hang and Danny got this legend stoned out of his mind.  Later on someone at DPGBudz commented on an IG post how #DABDILLY only dabs with the Aging Ent! I feel honored.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Late Night Dabs: PHO and BHO Mix - PNWG with Pacific Northwest Growers

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 32 - Pacific Northwest Growers


Pacific Northwest Growers is a unique, family-owned Tier 2 Producer/Processor. Executive members of operations (that is, daughter and son-in-law of the license holders) Christina and Chad Ferris came by to talk about the way they grow in in Lake Stevens, WA.

They shared their family business roots, their ethos, and their unique business model. Then we ate a ton of Mexican food made by my Entwife. It was awesome to make these new friends, and learn about their business model and ethics.


We had a great time and took far too few photos! Sorry about that. We just got too fucking high.



Sunday, October 9, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 31 - High 5 Meet the Grower: Honu


Our amazing sponsor High 5 Cannabis is hosting a huge number of high profile Meet the Grower events with literally the best brands in #legalmarijuana. This is the 2nd time in as many weeks that we met Honu at an event like this, and two brothers Jay and John Bohannon were there to share the stories behind their awesome products.


What's awesome is the synchronicity of these brothers (and when you throw the third one in). They speak in unison at times with exact inflection, and even the knuckles-first way they lean on a counter shows how really tight this family is.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Quick Dab: White Widow Wax - Hi Guys

High 5 Cannabis - Vancouver, WA


When High 5 first opened, my friend Ryan Galford from Rootworx was all about getting me down to Vancouver to check the place out, which is owned by some friends. He told me how cool the people were, how the vibe was fun and American artistic. He also mentioned the owners like AgingEnt.com and the work we're doing! Pretty cool.

A couple months ago, I got the chance to stop by and made a brief, incognito visit to grab a quick something for the road and shot a social media pic with the shop tagged. Initially, I was impressed at the flow of the store and how attentive the staff was to customers. My experience was swift and professional. They seemed to have a fair amount of product at the time, and the pricing was reasonable considering the incredible level of service offered.

Since then, I've been back several different times, and they have hosted multiple Meet the Grower events. I was able to take part in some way in 3 of these in a row. In the handful of weeks since the LCB ruled that 'Vendor Day' events were allowed, High 5 Cannabis has hosted at least one such event weekly! It's impressive and they're not stopping - events just keep getting planned!

This is obviously the most hip, fashionable, well-stocked, fun store in Vancouver. Hands down, the best shop in town.



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 30 - Sweet Leaf Cannaversary

It seems like it was so long ago the first time I visited funky, upbeat, boutique Sweet Leaf in Aberdeen. I met the amazing Liz who went from customer to budtender to store manager! She put together the best vendor event I have seen yet and the most legal cannabis producer processor brands outside of HempFest.


This store is totally the best shop in Aberdeen! They have an outstanding boutique selection curated by Liz and her select team of cannaseur-budtenders. Each of these team members is an emerging expert in #WAPot. They have some of the very best pot in the cannabis market on their shelves, many of them came to this cannaversary party to help celebrate and share the love! The Sweet Leaf team outdid themselves. They took turns to come mingle while there was a massive flow of traffic throughout this. You're all rockstars and I appreciate the hell out of everything you do! We know your customers do too, they were all sharing how much love Sweet Leaf has for them, too.

The primary goal here was being able to reach out to customers, talk directly about products, educate individuals, and share the cannabis normalization message. I'd say this was a massive success, and to date the best legal marijuana retailer party that I've had the opportunity to join!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 29 - High 5 Meet the Grower: Heavenly Buds


Our awesome sponsor High 5 Cannabis is hosting a huge number of high profile Meet the Grower events, including our amazing friends Heavenly Buds! This venue already feels like an upscale social club. It only makes sense to add in a variety of fun, informative events showcasing the best brands in #WAPot! High 5 Cannabis is doing it right and the staff are unique individuals.



Saturday, September 10, 2016

Marijuana Encyclopedia Episode 28 - Mat Lee hotbox.earth

Sometimes you meet a person and think, "Wow. This person has got some issues. I should be their friend." Mat Lee is just such a fellow. He's a boisterous, loud, wild cannabis professional with years of podcasting, reviewing, and writing under his belt. He is also managing editor at Cannabiz Journal, and brought another editor and writer/photog, Michael Hagar along. Since then, Michael and I had a chill session with some sparkling Honu Live Resin.

While this is not the longest ever Marijuana Encyclopedia, it was indeed the longest ever session with a guest. We hung out for 10 hours, talking, sharing, discussing, and most of all living that #dablife. I feel like I met a kindred spirit in that regard. I have to say though, I felt like a novitiate next to this rockstar ex-dab lab rat prolific and hardworking professional.